Even before we got to Trump’s “big announcement” Tuesday evening, there was more legal news than any one person could reasonably be expected to take in. In the interests of keeping up, I’ve flagged the key items for you tonight, using a series of (mostly) my tweets from today.
Nothing to do with today’s column but I have gone off Twitler... wouldn’t it be delicious for Liz Cheney to peel off 10 republican congressman and all the democrats and run for Speaker of the House...
Always brilliant, thoughtful, thorough, and timely. Thanks you for such incredible effort for the cause of good, democracy, ethics/accountability & DEMs!
Good evening Joyce. A heavy week involving a lot of out of touch folks but it’s reassuring to know there are competent leaders in important positions where lady justice resides. Thank you for the summation. I admire your legal knowledge and celebrate the time you devote to our united front to save Democracy.
I read today an article discussing the politics of the Marriage Equality bill. There was a comment, which if accurate, suggests the new law falls far short of enshrining Obergefell v. Hodges. The article suggested that the bill merely provides Federal recognition to couples married in states which recognize marriages between same-sex individuals, rather than providing that gay and lesbians in every state can marry the individual of their choice. When you take a look, please find out if the suggestion in this article is accurate.
I don’t really know the ups and downs of law, but is is it possible that the Giuliani case was dropped because he is going to turn states evidence against Trump? is that something that would relate to this type of case?
Oh no!!! Swear dreams?
Thank you Joyce for always stay on-target!🌈
And now it is time forswear dreams 💤💤💤✨
Thanks for the updates. I was wondering about the status of some of these cases. Also, members of my household were pondering the possibility of Liz Cheney for house leader as well. Since Liz won’t be a house member in tbe next term is this actually possible and if so how would she be paid? Does the speaker have a separate salary source than members of the house?
I think if I'm a criminal, been charged, sentence and see that trump and his buddies are getting away with crimes.... I'm pissed very pissed off that I am sitting in prison and the buffoons are walking around continuing to commit crimes.... our justice system is flawed. I'm so tired of hearing about trump and his criminal cohorts and NOTHING HAPPENS TO THEM.... If I was a black/brown person I'd be in prison by now... Reality Winner got more time for less than trump had done.....our justice system is slow and flawed... I'm exhausted by this.
I’ve heard plenty of pundits claiming that a second Trump candidacy will not impact the prosecutors engaged in investigating and potentially prosecuting Trump for crimes. Now we will find out how true that is.￼￼
Joyce, I am learning so much about the ins and outs of The Law here.
Thanks especially for explaining that we have no recourse to rein in corrupt justices. I really didn't know that. I have little hope that this court will decide to introduce Ethics into their ranks though. The majority of them don't seem to care about ethics, or settled law, or even common decency, or telling the truth under oath.
Do you believe Biden can/should/will expand the court? Is that even a good idea? I cannot tell you how uncomfortable and unsafe I feel w/ this particular court having so much power. tRump is nothing, but his scotus is terrifying.
I'm so glad to have found 'Civil Discourse', as it is hard for me to find out these relevant pieces of news. Thanks Ms. Vance, and please never stop.
I love this, and it IS a lot for a Tuesday, but please don't try to fix the numbering. It fits with the day. In fact, I find it charming, like the way @dog_feelings on twitter makes lists.
That's what the entire past week has been. Discombobulated.
Thank you, as always for breaking it down.
So many cases, so much going on. Thank you for the breakdown in each of these. I'm still in hopes that Katie Porter pulls out a win in CA-47, as she is the last person Big Pharma or Big Banks or whatever other corporation oversteps and gouges the American populace. When you see her whip out that wipe board, you know you are in big trouble. Wish the Dem in Colorado was close enough votes wise to get a recount, but alas, it doesn't look good there. Have an excellent week.
Thank you Joyce for so efficiently and effectively guiding us through all today's events to see which is a "shiny object" and what is important.
Good afternoon. Is it just me or does it feel like there really are two systems of justice in the United States, and Merrick Garland is purposely going to run out the clock for Trump? I hate it that DOJ created their own “rules” that now pass as law.